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, are surging toward $4 per gallon. in response, u.s. officials are considering tapping into oil reserves. >> the issue of the reserves is one we are considering. it has been done in very rare occasions. >> most of us have been unable to ignore the surge in gas prices. the current national average for a gallon of gas is $3.50 per gallon. that is up 33 cents in just the past month. it is up 75 cents from a year ago. we heard william daley talk about the strategic oil reserve. can this be a substitute to? >> there are 327 million barrels, approximately that is good for what they say will be a couple of months of energy consumption for the united states. but i do not know if this will actually be a move they will make. it is a very rare thing that they do. it happens when different gulfcoast states are hit by hurricanes or when we were involved in kuwait in 1991 and 1992. the administration would be making a huge statement if they move to do it appeared >> it is a last resort for us. but the gas prices continued to rise and the obama administration is looking for other ways to respond. what
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us on this early thursday morning. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. good morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has the latest on what is a cold forecast after a beautiful afternoon yesterday. >> sister there was perfect, considering it is early march. it was in the low to mid 60's yesterday with sunshine. today it will be a lot colder. we are feeling the effects already. 25 in upper marlborough, 28 in currently. alread the wind chills are in the teens and 20's. temperatures in the 20's, a cold start, clear skies, sunshine, near 40 this afternoon. low 40's locally and maybe upper 30's in outlying areas. tomorrow will be a little warmer, near 50, which is average for this time of year. by sunday, a widespread area of rain. >>> around the beltway looks good. no problems on 95, 66, the greenway, the toll road, 270, 70, baltimore-washington parkway. route 4 and about five, giving you the all clear on 210. normal service systemwide on metro rail. this is video
. >> it gave us a lot of concern. a special aba we thought it might be unsafe. >> -- especially when we thought it would be unsafe. >> i noticed there was some white stuff. we need to do something. >> the bomb squad is still in the house right now. they have not determined what is in the box. they are also not ready to move a yet. they are taking this very slowly. if anything develops, we will let you know what is going on. back to our top story. the supreme court allowing coralline hateful protests at military funerals. >> good afternoon. we are disappointed in today's the ruling. italy's military families without meaningful legal recourse when they're targeted for abuse by the westboro baptist church. we fought the good fight. those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. despite the end result, i am proud of our legal team. these people from kansas have savaged -- this gentleman from pennsylvania is the only one u.s. had the courage to stand up and fight this thing the court system while his heart was breaking. amidst all this legal wrangling that we are discussing today, i
reached out to several local doctors near the top of this list and none of them would talk with us on camera. if you would like to see if your doctor is on this list go to tbd.com. >>> now to the latest in a crisis in libya. the senate approved a resolution calling for the resignation of muammar gaddafi. senators unanimously passed the measure that also called on the un security council to impose a no-fly zone over libya. robert gates says any military action in libya could affect the war in afghanistan. military leaders say this is a complex task that would require eliminating that country's air defense. >>> marion barry has been in hot water again. this time a series of an unpaid parking tickets led to the booting of his jaguar. court records show he had nine unpaid tickets totaling $700. at first he was tight-lipped about the issue but later he said he was working to resolve the issue. >> [unintelligible] i said i am not going to spend three seconds on that subject. >> the boot was removed after he paid off six of the tickets. >>> a desperate search is on for a missing pregnant
. >> two families were left without their sons. the u.s. is still investigating. >> we're looking into his relationship with others. >> he is held on two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. his father said, "americans are our friends and they have helped us. i can never agree with what has happened." >> we now turn to the latest in a crisis in libya. president obama has authorized military planes to fly toward the african country. evacuation planes could leave as early as friday from the u.s. military air base in germany. many people have fled libya and are stranded in tunisia. >>> late today, and then may be revealed the results of a tense and a good -- a tense investigation into risque videos aboard a navy ship. >> the investigation singles out those up the top, the men responsible for maintaining order on board. officials say they were the source of the problem. one captain has already been relieved of his command. another 32 on board, including officers, will receive less punitive disciplinary letters of caution in their permanent files. >> it was on board the uss en
side. >> good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this early tuesday morning. let's begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden shortly. restart with adam caskey. the rain is coming our way. >> late tomorrow and especially throughout thursday. it will be a lot like what we had on sunday. be prepared for some flooding. there's a flood watch from late wednesday through thursday. 35 right now in northwest, 26 in leesburg, 29 in la plata, 33 in germantown. the 52 is the high temperatures today, average for this time of year. partly cloudy. not as cold tonight, low to mid 30's. mostly cloudy, with rain showers especially by tomorrow evening. the heaviest rain will be on thursday. there's a flood watch for late wednesday through thursday. thursday morning commute will be and a slow commute. >>> normal service this morning according to metro rail. looks good and on the beltway. no problems as far as interstate travel. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and baltimore, 270 between father hurley and the beltway, loo
at the libyan embassy, a flag was raised. that flag was used before moammar khaddafi took power in 1969. this was a symbolic gesture to defy him. in libya, violence has escalated between rebels and pro-gaddafi forces. gaddafi is it denying the uprising. in an interview with christiane amanpour, the flamboyant leader made shocking statements. he says his people are not against him. in fact, he claims the exact opposite. >> no one is against me. they love me. , all. they will die to protect me and my people. >> under mounting pressure to leave libya, gaddafi laughed at the idea. [laughter] >> who would leave his homeland? why would i leave my homeland? why would i leave libya? >> international leaders say they are stepping up efforts to pressure him to step down. $30 billion in assets have been frozen and military forces are moving in and continued plants continue to arm rebels. susan rice called the leader delusional. >> the international community have joined the people of libya in expressing their outrage at the killing and the slaughtering and the crazy behavior we have seen out of co
complex. her bank accounts and credit cards have not been used since the end of january. >> we would like to help the family and hope that there is something beyond suspicion of foul play. >> investigators say there are no obvious signs of foul play in this case they are hoping that the publicity will help get some leads for her family and for investigators who are looking for tonight. >>> marion barry got the boot tonight'. today, his car was botted. what did he have to say about this latest snafu? >> we are outside varian barry's house. behind me is his jaguar. during the night, he got a visit from the boat people. -- boot people. his jaguar was sitting back at his house. >> i was not a where. -- aware. >> a check of city records show that he is car had nine tickets totaling $700 before locations all over the d.c. >> how did you get to work this morning? >> talking to some of his neighbors, we found many surprised the you could get at least nine tickets. >> 20 minutes later, they towed it. >> the director of public works agreed. >> we saw his car with a boat on it. -- boot on it. >> the
am alison starling. thanks for joining us had thought the clock on this friday. we will check in with lisa baden shortly. we have a wet weekend ahead? >> the second half of the weekend will be a washout. it looks likely that we will have moderate to heavy rain showers moving through on sunday. a slow-moving frontal boundary. so the rain will linger all day long. 26 in leesburg, 29 in germantown, 30 in newington, 28 in washington, virginia. partial sunshine. fair amount of clouds overhead. temperatures near 50 degrees. that is average. limited sunshine to model with high temperatures near 60. not a bad saturday. on sunday, periods of rain, heavy at times. >>> minor crash on the george washington parkway northbound leaving reagan national airport. accident is after 395, but before the memorial bridge. nothing unusual on the highway. the pace of traffic looks great for a friday morning on 270 at 109. no troubles in the district, along 14th street. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this half- hour, picketing at the washington hospital. 1500 workers are going to begin a
as international pressure increases. the united nations suspended libya from its human rights council and the u.s. senate approved a resolution demanding moammar gaddafi step down. >> there's growing concern about the conflict's impact on the u.s. economy. emily schmidt has that story. >> in libya, change and uncertainty carry a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya -- >> could become a peaceful democracy or face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> the un estimates more than 1000 people have died. libya owes loyalty excess production was cut in half. one of the nation's large its oil facilities say they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it is killing us. we don't go anywhere but work. >> we could see gas between $4.50 dollars a gallon by memorial day and maybe sooner. >> in washington, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says economic recovery is speeding up, but higher oil prices could be. >> sustained rises in the price of oil or other commodities could represent a t
erratic off-screen behavior, his partying and admitted drug use. >> i was banging seven-gram rockings and finishing them because that's how i roll. >> on cnn he said he felt betrayed against his bosses on cbs and plans on taking legal action against them. it was hard to find someone on the d.c. area streets who had not heard of charlie sheen and his troubles and his recent unedited rants. >> as long as he didn't insult anyone, hurt anyone, do anything wrong to anyone else,s had a every right to be a party animal. >> i think it's a rap for him. i don't -- no, i don't think he's worth it. >> i wish people would shift that focus on to themselves and their own family and own friends and just maybe spend a little more time on their home front and not some distant planet that is me. >> and today sheen's long-time champion and publicist quit, saying he could no longer effectively defend him. leon? >> thanks, horace. folks, you can watch charlie sheen's entire view view -- interview in a "20/20" special airing at 10:00, followed within abc 7 news at 11:00. >>> for us here we remain on storm w
to undermine the cuban government. prosecutors say he faces 20 years in prison. the u.s. government is demanding his immediate release. >>> the nation is on storm watch, severe weather slamming much of the country. at one point tonight, there were flood watches and warnings in 20 states. in the louisiana, a tornado tore through. the twisters and downed power lines and destroyed dozens of homes. natural gas leaks forced more than 1000 to evacuate. tonight, the police are going door to door. >>> flooding created major traffic problems. drivers in indianapolis, heavy rain leaving 2 feet of standing water, turning roadways into reverse. some made it, others were stranded. >>> the battle for control rages in libya. rebel fighters are clashing in the streets with forces from the government credit for the civilians trying to escape, it is dangerous. the tug of war continues. forces loyal to gaddafi tried but failed to take over ricky oil town. rebels hoisted the flag symbolic of their movement. just outside of tripoli, there are reports of increased violence from government forces as they
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